Are we all old??? - page 6

Hi Everybody. I'm new to this board, but it seems that there are a lot of older/returning students here. Just out of curiousity, how old are you and where are you in life??? I'm 33 and a... Read More

  1. by   Lindie
    I'm 29, work a full-time job and taking my last two pre-requisites in hopes to get into the ASN program at my CC.
  2. by   Kathyz
    I'm 38, married and have a 17 year old son. My classmate who is 26 is afraid she'll never get into nursing school. I'm like "Girl, I'm almost 40. You're sooooo young."

    I'm starting a program this January (finally!!!). I'll be done by the time I'm 40 and my son will be off to college . But when I'm working I won't be worried that he's sitting home w/ no dinner b/c he'll be in the college dining room.

    It will be my husband who's home w/ no dinner.
  3. by   wets
    i am 49 and just started looking into schools. I want it bad and need to know how to speed things up. no previous health care experience. I have a BS in Civil Engineering, and almost an MBA. help!!
  4. by   Brand new RN
    Quote from Pixiesmom
    I'm 33 and holding. I'm still chugging away at my pre-req's and some co-req's. I had a co-worker on campus tell me that all of the old students always make good grades. My reply was, "of course we do sweetheart we don't have any time to lose."

    Hey, hey, hey...the politically correct term for "old students" is non-traditional! LOL
    I was told by the school counselor (when I stopped into her office and asked her what I needed to do to become a nurse) that "this school's non-traditional students have a record of doing very well". I left her office that day thinking..."Please Lord don't let me be the first to screw up those statistics!"
    So far, so good...great GPA with acceptance into the ADN program on the first try...
    I'm not even the oldest in my class they tell me...
    ANd, hey...I'm practically older than dirt! LOL
  5. by   greatan
    Good for you. I just turned 44 in May and in my final quarter of lpn. Went from printing/graphics to nursing in a matter of year and a half after spending almost 20 years in printing. Got laid off unexpectedly, but it turned out for th best. Good luck. You can do it!
  6. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from lakeside wannabe
    I'm not even the oldest in my class they tell me...And, hey...I'm practically older than dirt!
    I see my last post to this thread was in October. I have since turned 51, completed my second semester of an ADN program, and am about to complete a summer student nurse internship in a local ER.

    You are NOT older than dirt, and not older than the oldest student in MY class!! And I think in the class that just graduated there were a couple who were MUCH closer to 60 than we are.

    You go!! You won't even get so much as a sideways glance because of your age in this profession. It's wonderful!!:icon_hug:
  7. by   Hopeful N.S.
    Hi.
    I am 38 and just starting my prereqs this summer. :spin:
    I work full time on the overnight shift and go to school during the day. I have two kids and alot of bills.
    It is hard!!! But I cannot wait for the day to finally have a job were I can make a difference.



    Hopeful
  8. by   TheCommuter
    I'm a single 26 year old female with no children, and have been living alone for the past 4 years. This is my second career. I was previously a factory worker for a major company and made a decent middle-income living, but decided to change to a field that had more job stability.
  9. by   sweetiez
    Hi ladies .
    Im 21 years old (22 this year) I have a baby that is so adorable. I was engaged. but i broke that off! and dec. 2007 i'll offically be single (And nervous!) I have not been single in over 4 years! Yikes!
    but im going to college in Jan 08! =0).
  10. by   Brand new RN
    Quote from wdwpixie
    I see my last post to this thread was in October. I have since turned 51, completed my second semester of an ADN program, and am about to complete a summer student nurse internship in a local ER.

    You are NOT older than dirt, and not older than the oldest student in MY class!! And I think in the class that just graduated there were a couple who were MUCH closer to 60 than we are.

    You go!! You won't even get so much as a sideways glance because of your age in this profession. It's wonderful!!:icon_hug:
    Thank you Pixie.
    After catching up with posts here, I'm thinking that it's an odditiy if you make it to nursing school in your early 20's.
    Also, for those of us working in school for second-career goals, the age deal makes alot of sense. Whoever heard of a second one at 22 anyway? LOL
  11. by   navyspouse
    Well I'm currently a SHM doing college full time. I'm 44, with a wonderful DH, 2 teenagers 17 and 14 and I decided that having one degree in a field that I love wasn't enough for me, so here I am going to college again embarking on hopefully my second career that I love just as much!
  12. by   Texican
    I'm 35 and am about to start on my pre-reqs after having been out of college for 8 years and never having taken any science courses since Biology I in the tenth grade. WoW!
  13. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Hi Texican,

    Welcome to allnurses! Good luck in your pre reqs and all!

    I am 38 y/o and mother to 4 kids ranging in age from 8 to 13. I will start nursing school in August. I have never been to college before this so it is all new for me! After I get finished with the ADN program, I plan to go on and get a Master's and become a nurse practitioner. Good luck to all~

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